Sunday’s Worship Across the Parish:
8.00am St.Mary’s Said Communion
Revd Humphrey Prideaux
9.15am St.Mary’s Communion
Revd Andy Norris
Anthem: Holy, holy, holy (Schubert)
9.30am St.Faith’s Worship: Peace
Sue Smith & Laura Craft
10.45am St.Mary’s Church Alive
Revd Andy Norris & Laura Craft
11.00am St.Luke’s Communion Revd Ian Rutherford
11.15am St.Francis’ All Age Worship
6.30pm St.Mary Gosport Deanery Special Pentecost Service
Sunday’s Principal Readings:
Acts 2v1-21 and John 15v26-27; 16v4-15
SPECIAL DEANERY PENTECOST SERVICE
Please join us to welcome members and the PCCs from our other Gosport anglican churches for a special Pentecost Deanery celebration tonight at 6.30pm. It will involve a commissioning for PCC members of all our deanery churches in their mission and local ministries. This special service is in lieu of our usual iNViTe.
Can you provide a cake for the Deanery Service? We’ll be serving refreshments before and after the 6.30pm service this evening. Any cakes, scones etc would be welcome, thanks!
CHILDREN’S SOCIETY COFFEE MORNING
A Coffee and Cake Sale will be held at The Parish Centre on Wednesday 27th May between 10am and 11.30am with all proceeds going to The Children’s Society. If you have a collection box please bring it along to be opened. If you cannot make the coffee morning please either drop your box into The Parish Centre by Tues 26th May (please ensure it has your name on the label) or phone 023 9250 1278 to arrange collection – thank you.
NEXT MEN’S BREAKFAST
On Saturday 6th June at 8.45am in the Parish Centre.
BECOME A SCHOOL FOUNDATION GOVERNOR?
Could you make a difference to the lives of local children by joining the governing body of a local church primary school? Leesland Federation is a growing Church of England primary school and is urgently seeking new governors. We need people with a passion for improving the childrens’ experience and performance, a desire to contribute to their local community, the confidence to ask questions, join in debate and make informed judgements. If this is you and you have a few hours each term to spare we would really love to hear from you. For more information please contact the chairman, Matt McKeown on 07808663313 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PILGRIM – no meeting this half term week!
Otherwise week by week join us on Thursday evenings in the Parish Centre at 7.30pm – looking at John’s Gospel. A midweek act of worship, prayer, friendship, learning, growing.
Saturday 30th May is the morning garden tidy. Please bring your own gardening implements. Start at 9.00am weather permitting. Saturday 27th June, Cream Teas 3.-4.30pm. To hire our building contact Kay Lancaster 92522113. Tickets on sale including pudding, refreshments tea/coffee £4. Joy and Eric 92588520. For an Illustrated talk on Old Gosport. 7pm at St Francis on 14th August.
PARISH HEALING LITURGY on Sunday 31st May
at 6.30pm at St. Mary’s will focus on prayer.
Prayer is the ‘engine house’ of the church.
We would welcome all ‘Prayers’ for our parish, particularly those who receive the Monthly Prayer List and those who are part of the Parish Emergency Prayer Chain. We shall pray together for the church, our community, the world and each other.
SUMMER FAMILIES FUN DAY
Early notice of our fun activities day for families on Saturday 18th July for the afternoon at the Parish Centre.
SUMMER BBQ LUNCH bidding farewell to Laura.
Early notice that all are invited please to join us for a BBQ on 19th July from 12.30pm. This will be Laura’s last Sunday with us as our Parish Worker. Please note that the lunch may potentially evolve in to a picnic near the beach if we host a baptism in the sea that day!
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT THEME
At Church Alive during May we shall approach Pentecost with reflections on the amazing life of God for each person through the gift of the Holy Spirit today – join us to find out more…
10th May The Fruit of the Spirit – Galatians 5v22-23
17th May The Gifts of the Spirit – 1 Corinthians 12v4-31
24th May The Holy Spirit and the Church – Acts 2v1-21
31st May The Holy Spirit adopts us – Romans 8v12-17